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My new version of "Twas the night before Christmas"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HHandbasket, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Twas the night before Christmas, and up in the trees
    Our white-faced Spanish chickens were preparing to freeze.
    My hubby plucked them all from the branches with care,
    And put them into the coop cuz it's warmer in there.

    We got them all settled and safe in the coop,
    On our way back to the house, we stepped in their poop!
    We scraped off our shoes on the boot scraper outside—
    Chicken poop in the carpet, I just can’t abide!

    Then out in the henhouse, there arose such a clatter,
    We went running back outside to see what was the matter!
    Away through the front door, across the deck, down the stair,
    And stepped RIGHT in another pile of poop down there.

    We opened the coop door and shined the flashlight—
    Most of the chickens were roosting and settled for the night.
    But there’s always one rooster that starts all the noise
    (I just gotta get busy and process those boys!)

    Once we got them quieted and settled, we closed the coop door,
    Scraped our shoes on the scraper, just like we’d done before.
    We paused for a moment and looked up at the sky,
    So beautiful and clear, we saw Santa fly by!

    He looked down and he saw us standing out on our deck,
    So he came back and landed in our yard… what the heck?
    He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf.
    “Is this REALLY happening?” I said to myself.

    We invited him in for some milk and some pie.
    He couldn’t stay long, as he still had to fly.
    “You see, there are children who are waiting for me
    To bring Christmas presents to place under the tree.”

    We thanked him for stopping and staying a while.
    As he hopped back on his sleigh, he gave us a big smile.
    And I did hear him say as he flew out of sight,
    Happy Christmas to y'all, and to y'all a good night.

  2. Blonde

    Blonde Songster

    Aug 12, 2011
    That is so funny! I love it [​IMG]
  3. VAgal

    VAgal In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2011
    Northern Virginia
  4. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Songster

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    Very nice! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. BHep

    BHep Crowing

    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Great!
  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Thank you. I was up half the night putting that together. !!
  7. luvinmybirds

    luvinmybirds Chirping

    Aug 5, 2011
    How sweet!

  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Super job! And probably a real good depiction of today's BYCer's Christmas Eve!
  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    That is so good! You did a fantastic job! [​IMG]
  10. peepacheep

    peepacheep Songster

    I nearly snorted tea on the computer. Thank-you for the laugh!

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